Sometimes I can’t believe that my 6th baby is a toddler. I blinked and there isn’t much baby left. He’s constantly on the go, and so curious about everything. That combination of newfound confidence, curiosity and ability means he can get into trouble in two seconds flat…maybe less.
We talk about baby safety often… how about toddler safety? Baby proofing is very important, but once that baby becomes a toddler, the real fight for safety begins!
Now’s the time to double-check all the baby proofing already in place and take even more precautions to keep the toddler safe.
Here are 6 important tips to help keep your toddler safe.
Outlets– Use safety plugs in outlets, and keep extras in an easy to find spot to put into outlets after removing cords. I always seem to lose my outlet covers when vacuuming, so having extras on hand is important. Also, keep several extra outlet covers in the diaper bag and suitcase.
Window safety– Dangling window cords are an especially dangerous strangulation hazard. Smith & Noble offers stylish and safe cordless window covering options that looks great in your home and keep your toddler safe. They are also have a special offer: replace unsafe treatments with new ones and save $50 per treatment!
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Cleaning Supplies and Medicines– Toddlers love to put things in their mouths, and they also love to open everything. This can be an especially scary combination when it comes to medicines and cleaning supplies. If you haven’t already, now’s the time to move these things out of reach, and/or get a locking container for them!
Stairs– Toddlers reach an age where climbing up and down stairs is the best game. Baby gates mean a safe toddler and much less exhausted Momma!
Doors, Cabinets, and Drawers– Now that toddlers are mobile and learning to open drawers and doors, it’s time to add cabinet locks and door handle locks!
These toddler proofing tips are so important. All it takes is a few hours to make sure your space is safe for that precious little one!
Do you have any other tips for toddler proofing? I’d love to hear them!
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